FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2016

The Bardavon continues THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2015/16 SEASON
STRAUSS ELEKTRA

Saturday April 30 at 1pm at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie

(Kingston, NY) The Bardavon is pleased to continue The Met: Live in HD 2015/16 season with the Strauss masterpiece Elektra on Saturday, April 30, 1pm at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie.

Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who made a riveting Met debut leading Chéreau’s production of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead in 2009, returns to conduct an extraordinary cast headed by Nina Stemme as the obsessed and bloodthirsty title character. Waltraud Meier sings her first Met performances of Klytämnestra, Elektra’s mother and the object of her fury, with Adrianne Pieczonka as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis; Eric Owens as her exiled brother, Orest; and German tenor Burkhard Ulrich, in his Met debut, as the corrupt monarch Aegisth. Chéreau’s longtime collaborator Vincent Huguet will stage the production at the Met.

PRE SHOW TALK: One half hour prior to curtain time, ticket-holders are invited to enjoy an insightful talk at the Bardavon or UPAC on the day's production lead by Leslie Gerber, who is a music teacher at Marist's Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all Hudson Valley Philharmonic playbill liner notes.

The generous corporate sponsor of The Met: Live in HD at the Bardavon and UPAC is Premier Medical Group. The Met: Live in HD is also made possible in part through generous support from the Jane Nuhn Charitable Trust. Additional support also comes from the Dr. Edwin Ulrich Charitable Trust and the Steve and Julia Dunwell and Benjamin R. Strong Opera Funds of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Tickets for ELEKTRA are $27 (Adults), $25 (Bardavon Member), and $20 (Children 12 and under) and are available at:

Bardavon Box Office
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
845.473.2072

UPAC Box Office
601 Broadway
Kingston, NY
845.339.6088
or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com


The remaining MET LIVE 15-16 season broadcast at Bardavon:

Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux
May 7 – Bardavon -1pm - encore

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1515-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org.

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